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Sacramento State Tuition & Cost

Sacramento, California

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In State California Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,110
Other Fees$1,650
Room and Board $15,944
Other Expenses Budget$3,640

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,110
Other Fees$1,650
Room and Board $15,944
Other Expenses Budget$3,640

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at California State University Sacramento for undergraduate students residing in California is $5,742. Room and board charges total $15,944 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,110 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,650 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,640 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending California State University Sacramento full time should expect a total annual cost of $28,086.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at California State University Sacramento is $17,622 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $15,944 for room and board, $1,110 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,650. Students are advised to budget $3,640 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $39,966. This figure is 42.3% higher than what California residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for California State University Sacramento for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,473 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending California State University Sacramento, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income California State University Sacramento
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,163
$30,001 to $48,000$9,055
$48,001 to $75,000$12,602
$75,001 to $110,000$16,925
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Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad California State University Sacramento received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,944 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 30% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,818 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,683.

Finanical Aid California State University Sacramento
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,944 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,874 52%
Pell Grants $5,185 58%
Other Federal Grants $633 14%
State and Local Grants $2,509 74%
Federal Student Loans $4,818 30%
Other Student Loans $10,683 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California State University Sacramento, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $34,292. The loan balance of $34,292 is a four year multiple of the $8,573 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $364 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $34,292
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $363.55
Total Interest Paid $9,334.27
Sum of All Loan Payments $43,626.27

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $28,086 $39,966
2 $28,363 $40,360
3 $28,643 $40,759
4 $28,926 $41,161

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California State University Sacramento to be $112,344 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at California State University Sacramento
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $0 $0 $0
Out of State Residents $372 $1,116 $1,488

Estimated cost for a class at California State University Sacramento based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at California State University Sacramento versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California State University Sacramento Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey data for California State University Sacramento.